The Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit corporation, registered in the State of New York, formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation’s first set of scholarships and study grants were awarded in 1998.

2019 Scholarships Grants

The CTO Scholarship Foundation wishes to thank everyone who submitted applications for the 2019 scholarships and grants. The awardees are below:


Master's Degree Scholarship - Nyssa Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago; Bachelor Degree Programme - Peter Thompson, Jamaica; Delta Scholarship - Valerie Derosin, The Bahamas

Audrey Palmer Hawks Scholarship - Johnnel Smith, Jamaica; Bonita Morgan Memorial Scholarship – Philicia Walters, St. Kitts & Nevis


Shanel Edmund – Grenada; Randel Henry – Dominica; Metellus Werlens – Haiti; Nigel Peters – Dominica; Christine Gibson - Barbados


Our Objective

The Foundation supports individuals who are nationals of CTO member countries interested in pursuing studies in tourism, hospitality and foreign language training, who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and leadership, and who express a strong interest in making a contribution to the development of Caribbean tourism.

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Scholarship & Grant Awardees

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Shamu Henry
Shamu Henry
The financial support attained from the Caribbean Tourism Organization assisted me tremendously in the pursuit of my course of study.  It has enabled me to strive towards my aspirations without the burden of financial…
Daniesha Maynard
Daniesha Maynard
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has helped me tremendously in fulfilling my goals through the attainment of the study grant which I was awarded. This study grant helped me to meet my financial obligations at the…
Eva Amiable
Eva Amiable
Travel and Tourism has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Growing up in a country where you can actually see and feel the benefits which Travel and Tourism can bring makes it easier to advocate to the world the…
Saint Lucia

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